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Old 09-05-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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Ceiling Leak

I have an '04 Jayco 29FBS......

The short history in long ownership is that this unit has been nothing but problems.

Cabinets have broken...within 1st year-non packed.

AC has never cooled the unit unless it was 80 degrees.

My most recent, leak over the front master bed out of the light fixture.

MY QUESTION: Do I need to tear this ceiling out to make sure there is no mold growing between the roof and ceiling. The insulation was wet, I do not know the extent. I caulked the roof since it was 10 years old last spring, I suspect I missed a spot.

Any advice is welcome.

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Old 09-05-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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Anytime you have water and darkness on material it will grow mold. If there is no way to dry it out you will likely have issues. How bad did it leak? Did it bubble the ceiling?
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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So if I tear this ceiling out....wear to I find the supplies to replace it. Belleville is close to St Louis. I have Googled and called a few places and the response I get is "good luck!"

I am a skilled carpenter so my guess is I am renovating my trailer?
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nbhybrid.....i can feel the weight of the water. Like I said I cannot determine how far it went. We have had 4 inch downpours and no water since.

At the time when this happened I was running the AC. Any chance it could be from the AC being poorly drained (condensation)?
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:52 PM   #5
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it could be the A/C. I have never attempted a ceiling replacement but I am sure there are lots who have. I assume it is just luan stapled to wood trusses.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:43 PM   #6
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Have you checked the AC gasket because they won't last 10 years.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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Hey T3, on behalf of the new people (I am one), what is an AC gasket? How do you replace/fix it?

Poll question Crabby - do most people just trade in RV after about 5 years?

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Old 09-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #8
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snip..... what is an AC gasket? How do you replace/fix it?........snip
Dave,

Here are a couple threads on the A/C gasket:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...gasket&page=12

.... and how to replace an A/C gasket (w/pics):

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...+gasket&page=4

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Dave,

Here are a couple threads on the A/C gasket:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...gasket&page=12

.... and how to replace an A/C gasket (w/pics):

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...+gasket&page=4

Bob
Thanks for coming up with this post it's one of the most important posts on this forum. That gasket breakdown can cost $1,000.00's if not found in time. The water can go any witch way to ceiling lights, speakers and even follow the wires down the wall. You might never find this one till it's to late.
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Thanks Bob and Tunce and exjay!
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